A Conceptual Model of Counterterrorist Operations

  • David Davis
  • Allison Frendak-Blume
  • Jennifer Wheeler
  • Alexander E. R. Woodcock
  • Clarence WorrellIII
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3495)


This paper describes the development of the Conceptual Model of Counter Terrorist Operations or the CMCTO. The CMCTO is a top down decomposition of the functions that are performed in the Counter Terrorist Domain. The models first decomposes the domain into Functions directed toward terrorists; Functions directed toward victims; and, Functions of support. Each of these functions is further decomposed to varying levels. The paper also includes a comprehensive review of the literature and of the process used.


Conceptual Model System Dynamics Model Homeland Security Subject Matter Expert Functional Decomposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Davis
    • 1
  • Allison Frendak-Blume
    • 1
  • Jennifer Wheeler
    • 1
  • Alexander E. R. Woodcock
    • 2
  • Clarence WorrellIII
    • 1
  1. 1.Peace Operations Policy ProgramGeorge Mason University 
  2. 2.Societal Dynamics Research CenterGeorge Mason University 

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